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 Post subject: Bach-Busoni chorale prl Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:15 am 
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Here's a recording of the "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" BWV 659

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Bach-Busoni chorale prl Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 659


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:47 am 
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Very well interpreted - relaxed but precise. The strong bass notes come out very well even on my little computer speakers, and very tasteful and expressive voicing. Slightly out of tune piano (some high notes) but I heard much worse than that here.

Strange, how completely different this composition is compared to the item with same name from the Orgelb├╝chlein (BWV599) - and both sound so well.

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 Post subject: Re: Bach-Busoni chorale prl Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV
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Terrific, very pleasurable listening!


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Indeed this piece does not sound much like the original as Busoni uses the chorale melody only intermittently as a melodic figure in the LH, and adds another melody (I suppose his own) in the RH that draws all the attention. Admittedly Bach often does the same (and often more inventively than Busoni) but he makes sure the chorale theme gets its due share. All the same this is a great piece, perhaps the best of his Bach 'reworkings' as he does not seek to improve on Bach.

A lovely and thoughtful performance, leaving for nothing to wish expect perhaps a nicer piano sound. There is nothing really wrong with it but it just seems a bit swimmy to my ears.

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Thanks Olaf, schmonz and Chris for comments!


techneut wrote:
There is nothing really wrong with it but it just seems a bit swimmy to my ears.


hmm.. what does "swimmy" mean?


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leonald wrote:
hmm.. what does "swimmy" mean?

Come to think if it, I am not even sure that is an existing English word :)
I meant to say that the piano sounds a bit off-pitch and the sound is a bit wobbly
because of that. Could it be the intrument is a bit out of tune ?

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The piano is in tune, but the microphones are dead. Recording by recording the sound is more and more twisted. I will not make any recordings before I have got new microphones.

Leonald


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I didn't find anything terribly bad with the sound of your recording. Perhaps it was a little subdued (swimmy?). There are many other posts on PS with sound quality worse than yours. Don't limit your recording because of it. You would be robbing us of a quality musical experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Bach
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John Robson wrote:
I didn't find anything terribly bad with the sound of your recording. Perhaps it was a little subdued (swimmy?). There are many other posts on PS with sound quality worse than yours. Don't limit your recording because of it. You would be robbing us of a quality musical experience.

Yes, that is true. It is not so bad, just something that could perhaps be improved. Keep posting !

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I finally remembered to put this up :oops:

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Thanks, Chris!


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